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Saturday, November 11 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Game Design
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What goes into designing a game? What are some important things that many new games miss? How much play-testing is needed? Should you consider using crowd sourcing (like Kickstarter), self-publish, or seek a publisher? This panel discussion will help answer that and other questions.


Eric Avedissian

Eric Avedissian is a writer, game designer and longtime fan of roleplaying games. He wrote and designed Ravaged Earth: The World of High-Powered Pulp, published by Reality Blurs in 2008 for Savage Worlds. Ravaged Earth: Revised Second Edition was released in 2013.

Julie Ann Dawson

Julie Ann Dawson is an author, editor, publisher, RPG designer, and advocate for writers who may occasionally require the services of someone with access to Force Lightning (and in case it was not obvious, a bit of a geek). In 2002 she started her own publishing company, Bards and... Read More →

Bruce Dykes

Bruce has been a long time gamer and an SFF reader for even longer. His writing career has actually achieved negative time flow.

Chris Kreuter

Chris is the author of two sci-fi books: The Intergalactic Adventures of the Rainy River Bees, and The Shortcut. He's also designed & published multiple board games under the banner of Masquerade Games. During daylight hours, Chris is a career railroader, voracious reader, and occasional... Read More →

Christopher Mayer

Christopher Mayer spends the majority of his days pretending to be robots, AIs, dragons, griffons, and the occasional human while narrating audio books. He designs games in his spare time and designed the game behind the upcoming Puatera Online series of LitRPG novels, by Dawn Ch... Read More →

Ann Stolinsky

Ann Stolinsky is a Pennsylvania-based word and game expert. She is the founder and owner of Gontza Games, an independent board and card game company. Three of her games are currently in the marketplace: “MINDFIELD, The Game of United States Military Trivia”; “Pass the Grogger... Read More →

Saturday November 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Executive Suite 923